Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

Posts by Joe Carter

Can Banks Disrupt the Payday Lending Business?

Since its inception in the 1990s, the payday lending industry has grown at an astonishing pace. Currently, there are about 22,000 payday lending locations — more than two for every Starbucks — that originate an estimated $27 billion in annual loan volume. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.26.16

Exclusive: Lawmakers Move to Make It Harder for IRS to Seize Money From Innocent People Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal On the heels of the House Judiciary Committee’s legislation reforming federal civil forfeiture laws, House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and Rep. Continue Reading...

Explainer: What is Brexit, and Why Should You Care?

What is Brexit? British, Irish, and Commonwealth citizens will vote next month on the question “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” Brexit is merely the shorthand abbreviation for “British exit,” which refers to the UK leaving the European Union. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.25.16

When leaders cheat, followers … follow Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today The trust that underlies a law-abiding society is rotting away thanks to double-dealing in Washington. A billion prices can’t be wrong Tim Hartford, The Undercover Economist ‘A “big data” approach to inflation is helping us understand the fundamental question of why recessions happen’ The number of new businesses in the US is falling off a cliff Michael J. Continue Reading...

5 Facts About China’s Cultural Revolution

This month mark the fiftieth anniversary of the China’s Cultural Revolution. Here are five facts you should know about one of the darkest times in modern human history: 1. The Cultural Revolution — officially known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution — was a social and political movement within China that attempted to eradicate all traces of traditional cultural elements and replace them with Mao Zedong Thought (or Maoism), a form of Marxist political theory based on the teachings of the Chinese political leader Mao Zedong, the Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People’s Republic of China.  Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.24.16

How Vocation Brings Dignity to Your Work Tim Challies, TGC As Christians, you and I are responsible to give all of who we are what we do to the Lord. Europe: Allah Takes over Churches, Synagogues Giulio Meotti, Gatestone Institute Last year, at the famous Biennale artistic festival in Venice, Swiss artist Christian Büchel took the ancient Catholic Church of Santa Maria della Misericordia and converted it into a mosque. Continue Reading...

5 Facts About Genetically Modified Crops

In a massive new 420-page report, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Genetically Engineered Crops summarizes their findings on the effects and future genetically engineered (GE) crops. Continue Reading...

Why Christians Care About Economics

“Economic activity is one of the most common and basic forms of human interaction and the Bible has much to say about it,” says Dale Arand. “However, it takes time to understand the complexities of our modern economy so that we can better apply God’s principles to our everyday activity.” Arand offer five reasons it’s worthwhile to understand economics, including: Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.23.16

The poor are paying more and more for everyday purchases, a new study warns Max Ehrenfreund, Washington Post The poor often spend more on all kinds of things. Households that have less money to spare in any given week, for example, are forced to buy toilet paper and similar goods in small packages, increasing the prices they pay. Continue Reading...